EAT-Lancet Commissioners Francesco Branca (World Health Organization) and Corinna Hawkes (City University London) publish new comment in The Lancet on ending malnutrition.
Double-duty actions for ending malnutrition within a decade
Malnutrition has many forms. Undernutrition can see children dangerously thin for their height (wasting), or their growth permanently impeded (stunting). Inadequate intake of key nutrients may weaken immune systems, impair brain development, and worsen the risk of conditions such as anaemia and blindness. Diets rich in calories well beyond the body’s metabolic needs drive the burden of overweight and obesity, while excess dietary fat, sugar, and salt can increase the risks of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).